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This is a full report on China's music industry as of March 2017.


  • In contrast to the three previous years, when trade revenue from physical formats decreased, combined earnings from CD albums, music video, and other minor formats jumped almost 32%, to $17m, from $12.9m in 2014.
  • In contrast to the low levels of physical format sales, trade revenue from digital formats and services is on the rise.

Features and Benefits

  • The report details all aspects of the Chinese music industry.
  • Included in the report are details of recorded-music sales, music retails, copyright and rights administration, and live.

Key questions answered

  • What share of total recorded-music sales are generated by streaming in China?
  • What is the biggest earner for authors and publishers in China?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Trade sales set to keep rising
  • High digital use but low rights returns
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Streaming dominated by local companies
  • China’s mobile recorded-music future

Rights protection and administration

  • Piracy restraining market development
  • Royalty collections


  • The evolving radio broadcast sector
  • World’s biggest TV market


  • Valuing live music sales


  • Methodology
  • Author

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